Marine & Watersports

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Community Life teams are supporting COVID-19 mitigation efforts. For the latest impacts on services and facilities, please consult this lists of changes to community services and recreation activities. These resources are updated frequently to adapt to the latest needs, so please check back often.



A wide range of water based activities are available for all age groups, including boat trips, snorkeling and diving, windsurfing, sailing and use of exclusive KAUST South Beach facilities for a pleasant day out with your friends or family.



  • Boat Trips

    Our boat trips feature Diving Trips, Snorkeling Trips, Fishing and Cruising Trips. You can sign up for a scheduled boat trip or choose a private boat trip.


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  • Learn to Dive

    Scuba Diving is a sport enjoyed by many people all over the world. It can be relaxing yet on the other hand it can be action-packed. We offer PADI certified scuba diving courses for beginners and experienced divers. 
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  • Watersports

    A number of watersports activities is available in the watersports area at the South Beach. Our qualified instructors will be happy to offer a taster course for windsurfing, sailing, RYA powerboat course and other popular watersports.
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  • South Beach

    KAUST South Beach is a place to get away from your daily routine. Turquoise waters, blue skies and warm sands! You can sip your morning coffee while enjoying the incredible view and ever-present breeze or relax with your family and friends.
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